Built environment

SCCANZ in action: Smart urban development, defined

Thu, 2018-05-31 02:24 -- Adam Beck
05/29/2018

The goal for smart urban development is sustainability. But how do we get there? As part of our efforts to help the development industry achieve the best possible outcomes we’re offering guidance to help the industry achieve sustainability in a way that benefits people, the planet and the economy.

Monaco’s 10-year smart neighbourhood plan

Wed, 2018-05-23 19:18 -- SCC Europe Staff
05/23/2018

The Principality of Monaco measures just two square kilometres in size yet boasts a population of nearly 38,000—in addition to 30,000 workers who cross the border daily from France and Italy. Over the past 150 years, Monaco has expanded its size by 20%, tacking on an additional 40 hectares by extending the Port Hercules and developing the industrially driven Fontvieille district, built from reclaimed land along the coastline.

Higher-density cities are coming, from Sydney to Seattle. Can they be healthier cities, too?

Fri, 2018-05-04 03:04 -- Doug Peeples
05/03/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Higher-density cities are coming. How do we ensure they're healthy cities, too?

Thu, 2018-05-03 06:15 -- Doug Peeples
05/01/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Partner Spotlight: News for Johnson Controls, Continental, Itron and more

Fri, 2018-04-13 03:05 -- Doug Peeples
04/12/2018

Johnson Controls acquires Triatek… Itron's water upgrade project… Microsoft's IoT investment… Continental wins technology award… Parsons collaborates on education in UAE… UL's certification program for data centers. Click the links for details.

Digital Built Australia in practice (how we can transform the built environment)

Thu, 2018-03-29 07:43 -- Adam Beck
03/27/2018

Technology and data solutions are essential for optimising the smart cities built environment of the future. And it takes sound policies to ensure that those tools are used wisely and consistently, as the three articles by ANZSCC Partners included here explain.

Why cities should be paying attention to their 'green infrastructure'

Fri, 2018-03-23 03:41 -- Doug Peeples
03/22/2018

A quickly growing Alabama city will be part of a study to determine how to best manage urban forests so they contribute to storm water and flooding management. But urban trees can provide several additional benefits city leaders and planners would do well to consider.

How two counties are building smarter cities (with platforms they already have)

Fri, 2018-03-09 03:58 -- Doug Peeples
03/08/2018

Two UK counties, now partners on smart street light installations, are ready to take their partnership several steps further. Essex and Hertfordshire county councils will use their street lighting networks as a platform to launch several smart city technology pilot projects. Click to learn more.

Commentary: BIM's big promise and five considerations to get it right

Thu, 2018-03-01 07:26 -- SCC Partner
02/27/2018

Building and Information Modelling holds tremendous promise for how we approach the smart cities built environment. But it hasn't yet fully 'arrived.' Guest author Matthew Mackay of Council Associate Partner Arcadis shares five elements to consider on how to make it deliver as it should.

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